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. mostly from people concerned about bill bratton's tactics. after a rowdy meeting, the committee voted to support outside help but not bill bratton. they say his reputation is just too toxic. hundreds of people at an oakland public safety meeting booed police chief howard jordan. >> let the public speak. >> reporter: stopping the chief from explaining why he supports to spend $250,000 to hire police chief bill bratton for advice on how to stop violent crime in oakland. >> why don't you go and have howard jordan buy his book on amazon. >> reporter: local opponents say bratton won't offer improvement but will deliver the controversial stop and frisk policy they say leads to profiling. >> let's invest $250,000 in jobs. let's invest $250,000 in social services. or, why don't we take that $250,000 and find some consultant somewhere, somehow that can figure out why the oakland police department can't stop killing unarmed black and brown men. >> reporter: some voiced their hopes for a safer oakland and support for bratton, but were drowned out. >> opd has massive challenges on the enforcement
known policing experts in america, bill bratton. nbc bay area's christie smith spoke with them this morning. she joins us with more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, marla. the message coming out of the oakland police department this morning is that oakland has only one police chief, howard jordan, that bill bratton will offer advice on how to reduce crime here. doesn't have to be what worked in new york or l.a., but boy, there is a lot of doubt. the 2:00 a.m. vote brought a mix of relief and anger. the city council approved a contract hiring high profile police chief bill bratton to help oakland get a handle on violent crime, but opponents say his aggressive style just won't work here. >> i think that the zero tolerance also has this really destabilizing effect on communities. it relies a lot on kind of massive police sweeps and high numbers of arrests. >> reporter: some worry that bratton will use tactics like stop and frisk that may lead to racial profiling. >> racial profiling is illegal. it's not tolerated by the oakland police department. it's contrary to o
. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. time now 6:01. >>> the bill bratton debate in oakland ended about four hours ago. the so-called super cop is going to be a consultant for the oakland police department and cbs 5 reporter anne makovec is in our newsroom with details on the debate that took half the night. anne. >> reporter: good morning. there were so many people that wanted to speak about this, the meeting lasted about 9 hours. finally the city council approved the contract with bill bratton by a vote of 7-1 including a provision that says whatever policies come from the consulting will not permit any racial profiling. bill bratton is the former police chief of l.a. and new york now charged with advising the oakland pd on the short-term crime-fighting strategy and community safety plan. the council approved spending $250,000 to hire him. protestors say he is over agressing including "stop & frisk" measures in which people can be stopped and searched i an officer deems them suspicious. >> i'm mortified if this council says it rejects "stop &
. >> bill bratton former police chief of los angeles and new york may be the most unapologetic proponent of stop and frisk, the concept that allows police officers to search anyone who they have reasonable suspicion is involved in criminal activity. >> any police department in america that tries to function without some form of stop and frisk or whatever terminology they use is doom today failure. >> he's on his way to becoming a highly-paid consultant for the city of oakland. >> chief, is it safe to say you and bill bratton are on the same page when it comes to stop and frisk. >> i think we're saying the same thing. >> marchers who say stop and frisk unfairly targets minorities stormed the city hal steps as council members prepared to vote on a $250,000 contract to bring bratton in. >> stop and frisk doesn't work. look at new york city. >> new york city's stop and frisk program resulted in more than 700 thousand stops in 2011 according to the new york times. 85% of those stopped were black or hispanic men and the vast majority of the stops discovered no wrong doing. >> some people are a
it was, no one was hurt. >> bill bratton is coming to oakland. his focus, how to reduce crime with community involvement. more on why the community is divided on his new role. >> after living in oakland for 56 years, ray got caught in a hail of bullets. >> we were screaming and the guns were firing away. and all total, they shot around 17 rounds at the cars. hitting my car, and striking my vehicle seven times. >> he is the policy adviser for larry reed, the shooting makes the heated debate about how to effectively police oakland more real. >> it became real for me. it's a sad state and it out of control. >> this morning the oakland city council voted to support new crime fighting tools. hirie ining more sheriff's depu. and adding a new police academy and hiring chief bill bratton, hundreds of oakland residents oppose his hiring because he is a supporter of stop and frisk. many say it leads to racial profiling. a concern leon understands. his son had a questionable run-in with the police. oakland police chef howard jordan said that it will not become policy. >> bill bratton doe
to former los angeles police chief bill bratton. tonight at 11. the oakland safety committee will decide whether to hire crime fighting consultant bill bratton, to try and curb the spike in violence in the city. bratton's carreer in policing has brought him to some of the biggest departments in the country. he formerly served as police chief in los angeles and police commissioner in new york city and boston. residents are concerned about the former l-a police chief's controversial tactics, they say could lead to racial profiling. kron 4's reggie kumar is live outside city hall. reggie has a decision been reached yet? >> this is still a work in progress and i cannot want to throw this away. >> stop lying to the city. it this is just a matter strategy of gentrification that we are seeing every day. >> as opposed to future funding of international terrorists such as bill brighton. >> you really would like to start to stop and frisk. it is wonderful that this is going and implemented. (audience laughter) >> this will go in front of the city council next tuesday. if this becomes effective he
: tonight, oakland city leaders are touting their newly hired police consultant bill bratton. they say hiring him will help fight crime here. >> i feel like i'm a broken record here. this police department practices constitutional policing. >> to meet with the leadership of the police department -- >> reporter: this afternoon, ken wayne caught up with bill bratton. >> a lot of our work is going to be very significantly focused within the department, looking at how they're fighting crime, how they might improve how they fight crime. >> reporter: bratton is known for a more aggressive policing style which includes stop and frisk. the chp has been using that method for decades. >> when we stop, we always have probable cause. sometimes it's based on a vehicle code violation. sometimes it's based upon things that occur within the view of the officer. >> reporter: in the past two and a half months, the chp stopped about 2,000 vehicles here. they impounded 659 vehicles and arrested 307 people. officers also recovered 80 stolen vehicles and took 13 guns off the streets, including this assault
to bring in one of the nation's most well-known police chiefs as a consultant. bill bratton is polarizing and controversial yet ultra effective. will his style of policing work in oakland. monte francis with the story. >> reporter: he starts in mid-february and as for what he might suggest, you can surmise that by looking at what he's done in other cities. one thing that will not sit well with his opponents he will not be attending community meetings under his contract as originally thought. they went until 2:00 this morning. today oakland mayor and the police chief 7-1 vote to approve a contract hiring bill bratton, another expert, as consultant for the police department. >> described as a savior, part of a team. >> reporter: judging by what bratton has suggested in other cities, it is likely he will tell the department to focus on low-level crime such as car break-ins and home burglaries, the kinds of crimes featured on a youtube channel called oakland crime watch started by an oakland resident fed up with crime in his neighborhood. the resident who did not want his face shown says thes
? they wanted to bring in someone that had success elsewhere they say, and that's bill bratton. they'll pay him to consult their police department. some people were not happy with that. let me show you the ab 7's report on that. >> bratton is exactly what we don't need in the city of oakland. >> one of bratton's crime- crime-fighting tools is the controversial stop and frisk, a tactic that enrages. in new york during bratton's tenure there were 7,000 stop and frisk stops a year. bratton said it's a effective tool. >> cenk: well, in new york city new york city is less than half minorities as a percentage of the population, but nearly 90% of the stop and frisks are on minorities. now one of the people concerned about that is jessica holly. she's pregnant, soon to be mom in oakland. she spoke and said this. >> i'm really sad that we're considering bill bratton as an alternative or as a solution for this consulting team. it makes me sad because when i went to find out the gender of my son. i almost cried and i had to force a smile. i tried to talk about this before. i can't because i didn't want to
's bill bratton former l.a. and new york police chief a proponent of an officer's right to search anyone if there's reasonable suspicion the person is involved in criminal activity. with murder rates at alarming levels in oakland including four last friday alone the council is considering a $250,000 contracted to hire bratton to help out. those were protestors at the city council meeting last night saying "stop & frisk" unfairly targets minorities by allowing officers to harass whoever they want just because they suspect the person is up to no good. stats from new york show most people stopped under the policy were minorities and weren't breaking the law. the appointment is up to the full council. committees approved a few other measures last into the including hire alameda county sheriff's deputies to help patrol oakland city streets, funding for an additional police academy and hiring more lower level employees for work in the police department. the council will vote next week. live in the newsroom, anne makovec, cbs 5. >>> do you like frost?
emotional pleas on both sides of the plan to bring in controversial police chief bill bratton. >> it is relative to settling lawsuits -- >> reporter: an emotional meeting about how to effectively police oakland attracts hundreds of people. many waiting for hours for a chance to voice their opinion about a $250,000 proposal to hire formal police chief bill bratton to help o.p.d. get a handle on daily violent crime. jessica says the support of stop and frisk will put young men of color at risk. >> we happen to have an unfortunate skin color. i hate to say it like that. i have pride in who i am. >> reporter: the mother to be said if oakland invests in what she calls unconstitutional policing her unborn son will grow up to be a target for police. >> i didn't think it would be like. this i kept saying i wanted a girl. >> reporter: supporters are just as emotional begging the council to act if it will help stop the bloodshed in oakland when you can't walk down the street and be safe, when you can't go to school. you can't because it is just a war zone that's going on. we need a bill
. >> this particular splan not about bill bratton but policy partnerships. bill bratton is a member of the team. >> the council approved other crime fighting measures including an additional police academy. the hiring of two sfgs technicians and the interim use of 11 sheriff deputies to help suppression efforts. >> council members got an earful about why they shouldn't hire him but tonight he says he's ready to take on the challenge of facing oakland's soaring crime rate. vick? >> i shock with bill brat onin detroit. he's trying to do the same turn around there. he told me he's eager to start in oakland. he says he's going focus on gangs and guns in oakland and he has no doubt he'll be successful. >> bill bratton is confident he'll reduce crime in the city of oakland. >> i've never had a yir in which crime did not go down in the city i was working in. all of the cities after i left, crime continued to go down. >> the basic philosophy is there. control behavior of criminals, flood hot spot was officers. as police commissioner in new york city, hot spots where shoot shootings occurred. he reassig
. >>> coming up in the next half hour oakland's mayor weighs in on the super cop. >> bill bratton is neither the devil which he has been described nor a saviour. >> what's next for the city's consultant and how his role is already changing. >> the losses are in the thousands of dollars. what was stolen from this bay area michelin restaurant? >> and we are continuing to keep an eye on this breaking news out of oakland. a fire near the chinatown area. the latest coming up. shooting from a house near downtown oakland. chopper five is over the 600 block of harriso >>> an update on breaking story. more flames shooting interest a house near downtown oakland. chopper 5 overhead with these live pictures. this is a 600 block of harrison street. in the last few minutes, that fire has sparked back to life. you can see the flames coming from the roof there as they continue the battle. fire crews on ladder trucks working the fire. the oakland, fire department has confirmed one person has been injured. that person is described as a civilian. no word on how badly hurt.
to public comment and debated until 2:30 this morning before kidding to hire bill bratton known for zero tolerance strategy including the stop and frisk policy. opponents say that gives officers too much discretion and leads to racial profiling. bratton helped bring crime down in los angeles and will help the city of oakland. our news reporter will have a live report with much more on the heated hearing last night in 30 minutes. >> the council approved another crime-fighting measure to bring in outside help to oakland. all on the council approved to bring in the alameda county sheriff deputy to patrol the streets, helping the oakland police with duties do -- two days a week. oakland police opposed this but leaders say something has to be done about crime. >> members from the 129th rescue wing in mountain view are headed to afghanistan for four months. final deployment preparations are underway at 10:30. the national guard does not know the exact departure time. 75 citizen airmen from all over the bay area leave to help with search-and-rescue support for operation enduring freedom and the
about oakland's decision to bring in celebrated and controversial former police chief bill bratton to help stem the tide of escalating violence. ken is live in detroit, where he tracked down bratton and talked with him about his new role in oakland. ken? >> reporter: this was a surprise to us. while working on a story about the troubles shared by both police departments in oakland and here in detroit, we found the man many are turning to to try to save both departments. bill bratton is here in detroit, and he met with us this afternoon to tell us he's looking forward to working with oakland police chief howard jordan. >> i've known him for a period of time. and he is very open to the idea of bringing in outside assistance. he is the first to admit he doesn't have all the answers. but he's always willing to learn and try new things. and i applaud him for that. >> reporter: bratton is widely respected as a reformer. he happened to be in detroit today to meet with the mayor and police brass here to try to help them turn around their troubled department. detroit and oakland police are
and security heavyweight bill bratton. to consult its struggling police department. bratton formerly served as police chief in los angeles, and police commissioner in new york city and in boston. but last week. a number of oakland residents voiced concerns about bratton's controversial tactics. which include the "stop- and- frisk" policy. tonight at 11 -- the city continues hearing from those concerned residents. kron 4's reggie kumar is live in oakland tonight. reggie what's the latest? >> they have been consulting, with over 200 people that wanted to talk about this item. let me show you what it to looked like tonight. it has been mowemore subdued. about the safety consultant team. he is calling the former la p d bratton one of the brightest minds in policing and he is one of the best to work with limited to resources we will hear from parents of blouferd if you remember, he was shot by police. >> stop and frisk we will exercise constitutional policing >> if they let this go on if there will be children that will be killed. >> hire those that are needed! bratton whoever the mayor has req
into the evening and they voted to approve police bill bratton. it is a controversy contract and once they took that vote it did not sit well with many people. [crowd noise] [applauds] [crowd noise]. >>> many in the crowd booed as the council booed on a 7-1 vote to maintain order. the man who once headed up police department in l.a., bratton will be brought on to develop a crime fighting plan including support for an address stop and risk policies and many are looking at this as as a way to see dash as a way to see more real money. >> your fears are not going to be realized they will only get worse. >> reporter: they are trying to combat arise in crime in this city and a drop in the number of officers. >> i will support our chief and i am not, council members are not and we are not experts so i i am going to rely on him. >> strategic experts have promised to put together town hall meetings for input and this is a $250,000 contract that will be put in place here. many cannot address the crime problem and that must be tonight with improved social services. many who are fed up with the violence we
, it rejects racial profiling and would continue to pursue hiring bill bratton. >> the recommendation was to implement the five district policing models throughout the city all at once and that was a mistake. looking to where we are today, i am proposing or going to implement two at a time. >> reporter: the city council did unanimously approve three other strategies. they will hire 20 police technicians and they have entered into a temporary agreement with the alameda county sheriff's department to hire 10 deputies and a supervisor to patrol oakland streets two days a week. also, a new police academy class is now scheduled for later this year to train more officers. now, these votes come as oakland has experienced a rapid rise in crime. there is some hope that these new measures may make a dent in the statistics. live in the newsroom, anne makovec, cbs 5. >>> a one-alarm fire erupted at an apartment building on oakland street near octavia boulevard in san francisco. the fire was record around 2:45 this morning. trees near the three-story apartment
consultant to curb a spike in gun violence. the city is prepared to pay legendary lawmaker bill bratton big bucks for his advice and it could move a step closer to hiring him tonight. but cbs 5 reporter joe vazquez tells many oaklanders are already trying to stop the super cop. joe. >> reporter: hey, liz, you know, our interview with bratton yesterday caused quite a stir here at city hall. let me show you some video. now, there are a lot of people who support bratton but these folks were not among them. these are protestors who gathered outside a short while ago. they went inside later on to pack the city council committee meeting where they are deciding on the contract of william bratton. some of these protestors said they were angry at the former police chief of l.a. and new york for standing by the controversial police policy called "stop & frisk." >> i'm sorry that any police department in america that tries to function without some form of "stop & frisk" or whatever terminology they use is doomed to failure. >> reporter: "stop & frisk," staunc
police consultant bill bratton supporters say he is the right man to lead the fight against crime in one of america's most violent cities. opponents say they have concerns. >> very valid concerns about bringing in a military=minded man like bratton to make things better. >> pam: right now at eight o-clock. the oakland city council is weighing whether or not to bring in police and security heavyweight bill bratton. to consult its beleagured police department. bratton formerly served as police chief in los angeles, and police commissioner in new york city and in boston. but last week. oakland residents voiced their concerns about bratton's controversial tactics. which include the "stop- and- frisk" policy. kron 4's terisa estacio is live in oakland tonight. where the city council is hearing from those concerned residents. terisa? >> reporter: things are really heating up in oakland. let me show you this hall just one of many rooms that they have been forced to open in dealing with these large crowds. here is video that we took just a few moments ago from inside city hall. you can see for y
an outsider. police consultant bill bratton. he's the former police chief in los angeles and new york. praised by many but also vilified by others. now, matthai, with the high crime rate, why are people so up in arms about bill bratton? why is he so controversial? >> he really is symbolic of a lot of tensions within oakland right now. you have a city with a high crime rate already, and it's been rising. it was a 23% increase last year. at the same time, you have a -- so there's a faction of the community that wants -- is very concerned about increasing the amount of police that there is in the city. same time, there's a faction, it's not clear how large these groups are, that is very resentful of the way policing is done in oakland. and so bratton comes to symbolize that because he not only was the police chief at a time when crime went down in new york, but he also used very aggressive tactics. and the specter of both of those things happening riled up, you know, two of these very polarized forces within the city. >> he also has implemented in the past something called stop and frisk. what is
. >> reporter: it was a nine-hour meeting, you guys. the council approved that contract with bill bratton 7-1 including a provision emphasizing that whatever policies come from the consulting won't permit any racial profiling. bill bratton has been nicknamed the super cop. he is the former police chief of new york and l.a. now charged with advising the opd
chief bill bratton on board as a consultant. [ screaming ] >> reporter: protestors opposing bratton's outspoken approval of "stop & frisk" policies. now, bratton is a former police chief of l.a. and new york and he supports an officer's right to search anyone if there's reasonable suspicion the person is involved in criminal activity. with the murder rates at alarming levels in oakland the council has been considering a $250,000 contract to hire bratton to help the oakland pd. last night, a committee approved the contract but didn't confirm bratton will be the man. the council ordered to look at alternatives. >> i'm the police chief. i'm the guy that gets to decide what practice we are going to do and how we're going to do it because i'm the person that's going to be held accountable. so i want to make that very clear. bill bratton is going to be giving me advice. whether i take it is up to me. >> the main concern about "stop & frisk" fears about racial profiling. here are some numbers from new york's program. there were 700,000 stops in 2011.
. bill bratton led police departments in both new york and los angeles. and he is ready to help oakland for a substantial fee of course. but as anne makovec reports, not everyone is rolling out the red carpet for him, right? >> reporter: that is true. last night a committee did approve the contract but they didn't confirm that bratton is going to be the man. the council has been ordered to look at alternatives because bratton has been raising some eyebrows with comments basically in support of "stop & frisk." that is a policy that some other police departments across the country are using. bratton is the former police chief of l.a. and new york. and he is a proponent of an officer's right to search anyone if there is reasonable suspicion that the person is involved in any sort of criminal activity and with murder rates at alarming levels, we have talked four murders in oakland just last friday, the council has been considering a $250,000 contract to hire bratton and to help them out. well, protestors came to the city council meeting last nigh
chief bill bratton as a consultant. oakland's police chief said last night's shooting draws home a need for a plan. >> we need to take the resources, the very limited resources that we have and address that issue, and how we prevent people like the three to five people we have involved in this, how do we stop them from becoming violent and removing them from off the street. >> we're paying for essentially two police chiefs here. >> reporter: protesters plan to come out in force tonight. they say bratton's police style including support of stop-and-frisk technique don't belong in oakland. >> we've seen him basically wreak havoc in other cities, bringing in gang injunctions, curfews, quality of life, very, very harsh style policing that relies on massive amounts of arrests. >> bring in bratton. bring in the fbi. >> reporter: but many who live in the line of fire say bratton's input is needed. as the violence just keeps ramping up. >> they say it's all about race. no, it's about crime. this is a crime out here. the crime out here needs to stop. >> reporter: again, the city council is set t
not to bring one of the nation's biggest names in law enforcement to town. bill bratton, former head of the nypd and lapd is ready to bring his expertise to oakland if the contract is approved to hire his team. >> i would love to see $250,000 go to community
mentioned earlier, we do not condone racial profiling. >> reporter: bill bratton won't be the only one consulting on this crime plan. he wants to hear the voice of the community and faith leaders. at the end of the day, how to fight crime here is up to him. >> i'm the police chief. i get to decide what practice we're going to do and how. i'm the person that can be held accountable. bill will be giving me advice. and it's up to me to implement it. >> reporter: after hours of sometimes chaotic public comment this evening, that discussion is still going on. we still don't know whether the city council will approve this contract. however, if they do, it means that the city should have a crime prevention plan in place by spring. >>> the man taking over the san jose police department says he did not want the job for good. he can speak for rank and file officers after 27 years on the force, he says. >> i think they want a voice, and i think that's what i want to do, be that voice for them and be honest and sincere with them, and i have been, i think, and i think that's important to them. >> h
violate people's rights, but he said now more than ever he thinks bill bratton is the right man for the job. >> thank you very much. also from oakland, oakland city council considering a graffiti enforcement ordnance. the ordnance, which received preliminary approval last month, seeks harsher penalties for taggers. the new fine on businesses that failed to remove graffiti within 15 days. the city council now expected to take a final vote on the issue tonight. >>> in brentwood now, four teenagers have been seriously injured after being shot during a drive by shooting. they range in age from 13 to 16 years old. police say all four were standing on the sidewalk near a home on bretton drive when someone in a passing car began shooting. the four victims are expected to survive. police describe the car as a white or late modelleded four-door sedan. >> a total of three suspects under arrest, accused of kidnapping a man from his home at gunpoint. petaluma police spotted suspects in a car leaving the the victim's home on 6th street. they also found a loaded handgun and some meth. the thr
mentioned chief bill bratton, protestors plan to fill city hall. the contract bringing former los angeles chief into the city to help lower oakland soaring crime rate. he supports stop and frisk policing allowing office dwrorz detain anyone who looks sus spishus. some believe it will lead towards racial profiling. >>> a community college in texas remains on lock down after a fight turns into a shootout. authorities say two people got into an argument at lone star community college this afternoon. one pulled a gun and started firing. three people were injured. wets say once shots were fired everybody scattered. >> everyone was standing there, running and screaming. >> rescuers searched all afternoon long for a surfer missing off the monterey county coast. the surfer vanished near sand dollar beach. officials say high surf and rocky coastline make this area very dangerous. cal fire expects a fire to be fully contained. this photo shows how heavy smoke is thanks to gene for that. the fire spread from a controlled burn near a vineyard. firefighters have a 50% control as we speak. google's net
one of the city's bigge names in law enforcement, former nypd and lapd chief bill bratton in to help. the tough police style bratton is famous for is not for oakland. >> oakland residents have come out time and time again against things like loitering ordinances and curfews. >> bring in bratton and the fbi. >> reporter: for those living in the thick of it, they say enough is enough. it's time to get tough. >> they are violating everyone else's constitutional rights. we can't even walk our streets without worrying about a bullet coming our way. they need to be stopped. >> reporter: a live look at city hall. you can see that protesters have started to assemble outside city hall, and i can tell you that the police chief tells me he still believes that bratton is the best man for the job, the best person for the job. he plans to present a 30-slide power point presentation at tonight's meeting. he says he is more resolved than ever to bring bratton in. reporting live in oakland, jody hernandez, nbc bay area news. >> we'll cover tonight's meeting. brentwood, four teenagers recovering after
. the city council voted to hire bill bratton in a raucous meeting that ran into the wee hours. now to amy live at city hall. >> he is controversial but william bratton is coming to oakland. there were so many people at the meeting they had to use four rooms for overflow crowd. all the people filling up city hall. the meeting lasted until 2:30 this morning. the issue was whether to hire former police
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vote came down just after 2:00 this morning. members gave the go-ahead to hire bill bratton as a police consultant following four hours of emotional public comment. >> be quiet. >> reporter: one speaker was even escorted out. opponents of bratton are particularly concerned about an aggressive stop-and-frisk policy he's used in the past that some believe could lead to racial profiling. >> that will not add any real solutions. your fares are only gonna get worse. >> reporter: still with a 7-1 vote, the council approved a contract with strategic policy partnership. the firm will have bratton develop a plan to curb a recent rise in crime in oakland. >> we will make every effort to include as people as we can in this process so we have good representation. >> reporter: and the council also approved an amendment emphasizing racial profiling will not be tolerated. bratton, who has headed up both the nypd and theland has been widely praised for reducing crime and improving community relations with police. following the bratton vote, the city council approved several sore crime-fighting measures
consultant is speaking to abc7 after a vote by the oakland city council to bring him on board. bill bratton is a former los angeles police chief and new york city police commissioner. the city council voted 7-1 around 2:00 this morning after a meeting that included four hours of public comment against and in favor of hiring bratton. critics worry he will recommend a stop-and-frisk policy that could lead to racial profiling but he says that is not the case. we talked to him by phone. >> stop and frisk and official profiling and the other issues of concern people have abuse police use of force can be effectively addressed by strong leadership that is focused on a constitutional policing. >> abc7 news reporter joins us with reaction to the controversial decision. amy? >> city hall was decisive with the 7-1 vote but in the neighborhoods people are split. the vote came in the middle of the night, it was already being talked about in the neighborhood this morning. >> i thought it was very good. that is what we need. we have too much violence. >> lloyd is a cross guard on 85th avenue an area known
council to bring him on board. bill bratton is a former los angeles police chief and new york city police commissioner. the city council voted 7-1 around 2:00 this morning after a meeting that included four hours of public comment against and in favor of hiring bratton. critics worry he will recommend a stop-and-frisk policy that could lead to racial profiling but he says that is not the case. we talked to him by phone. >> stop and frisk and official profiling and the other issues of concern people have abuse police use of force can be effectively addressed by strong leadership that is focused on a constitutional policing. >> abc7 news reporter joins us with reaction to the controversial decision. amy? >> city hall was decisive with the 7-1 vote but in the neighborhoods people are split. the vote came in the middle of the night, it was already being talked about in the neighborhood this morning. >> i thought it was very good. that is what we need. we have too much violence. >> lloyd is a cross guard on 85th avenue an area known for violence and worries about the kids long after he safely
's oakland city council meeting, they approved the hiring of bill bratton. it lasted more than eight hours because hundreds of speakers turned out to both support and don condemn the man who have been a lightning road rod for controversy. chief brat oncame under fire for aggressive tactics. same tactics some welcomed. >> brat onis neither the devil, which is saying nor save yoer he's part of a team. he's a person who did develop common sense system. we're trying to implement. i think we can do better with. >> now, it is an accountability process working to reduce crime by better utilizing personnel and law enforcement resources. also part of a strategy that oakland police chief will introduce. the chief is is headed by bob waserman mentioning aproveal is one of only four given the green light last night. the council funding an additional police academy. the highering of 20 technicians for field duty was approved. you're likely to see approval to hire sheriff deputies for violent suppression efforts. it's important to mex mention that city leaders were clear that chief brat onwill not atten
in the mission anne makovec, cbs 5. >> thank you. >>> bill bratton got the job. he is now on his way to help oakland police as a consultant. despite residents' voicing concerns into the early-morning hours, the city council voted 7- 1 to hire the so-called super cop. many people in the overflow crowd argued against the move because of bratton's support of "stop & frisk" programs. city leaders have said that practice will not be allowed in oakland. >>> you're looking live now inside the u.s. capital where secretary of state hillary clinton is in the hot seat facing her critics in congress and answering questions about the deadly terror attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. tara mergener is at the capital with details of this heated hearing. >> reporter: secretary of state hillary clinton became emotional recalling the return of coffins of the bodies of ambassador chris stevens and three others to andrews air force base. >> i put my arms around the mothers and fathers, the sisters and brothers, the sons and daughters and the wives left alone to ra
council will again discuss paying veteran law enforcement officer bill bratton a quarter million dollars to advise on reducing violence. he's known for cutting crime but his critics complain about the tactics behind the successes. >>> the controversial tactic of using stun guns by sfpd will also be up for discussion tonight. the chief has been pushing for a pilot program allowing 100 officers to carry them and they would undergo special training on how to use the devices on the mentally ill. that meeting tonight set for 6:00 at the hamilton recreation center on gary. this is the first of three meetings the get input -- to get input from the public. >>> work is getting underway to repair the damage to a bay bridge tower fender damaged by a tanker. cbs 5 reporter elissa harrington joins us now with more on what it's expected to cost to finish the damage. >> reporter: it won't be done until sometime in the spring. just some of the damage that needs to be repaired. 40 feet of the bay bridge's fender system. it was crushed when an oil tanker sidesw
but council voted this morning to hire bill bratton to consult t >> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald. >>> good morning, everyone. 7:26. i'm frank mallicoat. get your get you caught up with some bay area headlines now. >>> the oakland city council voted this morning to hire bill bratton to consult the police department. a nine hour meeting of city leaders says they will not use the "stop & frisk" program. >>> a fire damaged a san francisco apartment building this morning starting with a couple of discarded christmas trees. flames from the trees spread along the outside of the building on oak street. it took an hour to put out. no injuries there. >>> a san jose sharks setting a team record 6 goals in one period on the road. the sharks won at edmonton 6-3 last night spoiler that opener. their home opener for the sharks set to go tomorrow night against phoenix. >>> traffic and weather coming up right after the break. stay right there. >>> good morning. just getting word of a new accident in the maze so traffic is beginning to back up on westbou
crime fighting plan. it includes hiring former l.a. police chief bill bratton as a consultant for $250,000. he has been credited with turning around the departments in new york and los angeles. but some community members here says his tactics like stop and frisk encourage racial profiling. >> it is being really questioned in new york. mayor lee has to withdraw it in san francisco. you shouldn't even have it in your vocabulary. [ applause ] >> i'm the person that will be held accountable. i want to make that very clear. bill bratton will be giving me advice and it will be up to me to implement it. >> reporter: now the plan also includes more funding for the police academy to train new officers that will begin in the fall and hiring 20 police service technicians for $1.5 million. the measure that would have the most immediate impacting is the hiring of 11 alameda sheriffs deputies to work ten hour shifts twice a week on violence suppression efforts. now the plan goes before the council next tuesday. so again that meeting should be pretty heated as well. and coming up we'll share more mom
to quiet down. a police tactic called stop and frisk. it is supported by bill bratton former l.a. police chief. bratton who has helped reduce crime in l.a. and new york city would be hired z a consultant for $250,000. but some community members said it would be a waste of money. >> if you really need to hear what he has to say, why don't you go and have howard jordan buy his book on amazon for $18. >> the city of oakland cannot afford the lawsuits that will follow this. >> we do not condone racial profiling. we never have. we have worked very hard to build this relationship between the community. >> reporter: the plan would also include more funding for the police academy to train new officers and hiring 20 police service technicians. the measure would have the most impact is the hiring of 11 alameda county sheriffs deputies for up to 180 days for violent suppression efforts. all of these votes came from two council members in the wake of massive shooting in an eight day stretch that left six people dead. the council will vote rob the herb -- will vote on the issue next tuesday. live fro
bill bratton known for zero tolerance strategies including controversial stop and frisk which gives officers, and say, too much discretion and leads to racial from files. supporters say bratton brought crime down in los angeles and will help the city of oakland. we will have a live report with more on this coming up in 30 minutes. >> the council approved another crime-fighting measure, bringing in alameda county sheriff deputies to patrol the streets. when deputies and one supervisor will help with the duties two days a week. the oakland police union opposed the plan but city leaders say something has to be done do put more cops on the street to deal with rising crime. >> secretary of state, hillary clinton, right now, has sat down and wearing green and is about to testify about the deadly attack in benghazi, libya, in september. in is a live picture from washington, dc. she will appear before two congressional panels to answer questions of the september attack in benghazi. four americans were killed including u.s. ambassador chris stevens from the bay area. congressional republican
. this includes hiring bill bratton credited with reducing crime in los angeles and new york city. even though the public safety committee approved the measure, some tactics like stop and frisk are heavy-handed. the debate got underway in city hall. protesters formed outside. >> stop this unsurd, obscene -- absurd, obscene waste of money. >> bill bratton will be giving me advice. it's up to me to implement it and how i do it and if i do it is really on my shoulders. thank you. >> reporter: now, the plan also includes more funding for the police academy to train new officers and hire 20 police service technicians. it would allow the hiring of 11 alameda county sheriff deputies for up to 180 day -- days. this all comes after an eight- day shooting stretch that left eight people dead. this will go to the full council next tuesday. it's expected to be another heated and fiery discussion. live from oakland, i'm tara moriarty, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> oakland police chief jordan is backing off comments he made about gangs. on monday, chief jordan raised eyebrows when he said the two gangs in east oa
of the police advisor bill bratton. quan said bratton would focus on improving the department's compstat system which tracks crime data and trends. bratton is one of the suspect's inventors which quan said makes him uniquely suited to help perfect it. quan addressed concerns over a possible stop and frisk program saying racial profiling will not be tolerated in the oakland police department, period. >>> the san francisco 49ers are due to arrive in atlanta in a few hours as they get ready for game that could send them to the super bowl. earlier today at the santa clara training facility the team boarded buses headed to the international airport. there wasn't a public sendoff, but that did not stop this die hard fan who brought his video camera and tamed the athletes through a tiny gap -- taped the athletes through a tiny gap in a fence. >>> the championship game is luring some faithful 49er fans to atlanta but not all of them. ktvu's paul chambers is live at the airport with the challenges you might face as feign going to the game or just staying home. >> reporter: there are two direct flights
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